Japanese aircraft and vessels may soon be allowed to refuel on Filipino islands after Filipino President Benigno Aquino iii announced Friday that he was ready to begin talks over the issue.
President Aquino announced the plan at a news conference in Tokyo. He stated, “[Y]es, the Philippines does welcome this development. And we will be initiating all of the diplomatic requirements to come up with the Visiting Forces Agreement.”
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